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LA police shoot man with weapon described as mentally ill

February 26, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say officers have shot and killed a man described as mentally ill who was armed with a sharp weapon.

Officer Drake Madison says the man, believed to be in his 20s, died at the scene in Panorama City Monday morning.

Madison says police initially responded to a report of a man with a mental illness wielding a 16-inch edged weapon. City News Service says a witness described it as a machete.

Madison says officers opened fire after unsuccessfully trying to take the man into custody with a stun gun and a beanbag weapon.

No officers were injured.

The shooting is under investigation.

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